Cut and stick

Scissors and glue sticks required!

I created this activity for my ESOL students but it would also work well for Functional English.
The idea is taken from Laura Jeffrey Kiiza’s text types mind map drag and drop activity (L1) – see link below under See also.

Level
L1
L2
GCSE L1-5
English
Rt/L2.4
Rt/L2.2
Rt/L1.2
GCSE A2 Analyse
Functional English - reading
ESOL
ESOL Rt/L2.4a
ESOL Rt/L2.2a
ESOL Rt/L1.2a

This is a basic editable word wheel which you can print, cut out and attach together with a brass paper fastener.
Learners can concentrate on one word at a time. Word wheels can be used for building vocabulary, spelling practice and much more. Suitable for all levels of Functional Skills and ESOL.
Instructions and ideas are included within the PPT. For example:
Stretchy:

  • Write positive or negative words in the table
  • Look up words that are unfamiliar

Stretchier:

Level
E2
E3
L1
L2
English
FE READING and understanding words
FE WRITING Spelling
FE WRITING Sentence structure and paragraphs
AL Apply strategies to spell correctly
AL Recognise and understand a range of words
ESOL
ESOL Writing: word focus (spelling and handwriting)
ESOL Reading: word focus (vocabulary, word recognition, phonics)
General
Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

This resource will help learners recognise words related to personal information. Learners will read, match, fill in the gaps and identify the number of syllables.

Level
E1
M8
English
Syllables
ESOL
ESOL Ww/E1.2a
ESOL Ww/E1.1b
ESOL Rw/E1.3b
ESOL Rw/E1.3a
ESOL Rw/E1.2a
ESOL Rw/E1.1a

Little starter activity for E2 learners to use odds and evens in a common real life scenario. Could be cut and stick or learners just write in numbers, for a quicker activity.

Level
E2
Maths
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
Context
Employment skills & Public services

A collection of worksheets asking students to cut out and put the items in order using a given criterion. More able students can measure the items.

Level
E3
E2
E1
Maths
MSS1/E3.5
MSS1/E2.5
MSS1/E1.4
MSS1/E1.3
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space

Photos and pictures to match with accounts of real emergency situations. All in the present tense. All the accounts are true. Accounts can be cut in to strips and given to pairs of learners who can put them in to a sequence to tell a story. Leads to discussion on how we tell a story, and how we sequence sentences to make sense.
Lots of new, real life vocabulary to provoke discussion.
Some stories shorter and simpler than others to allow for differentiation in group.

Level
E2
E1
English
Rt/E2.1
Rt/E1.1
Functional English - reading
ESOL
ESOL Rt/E2.1a
ESOL Rt/E1.1b
Context
Employment skills & Public services

A recap exercise where Functional English learners match the correct aspects of formal letter writing together and lay them out in letter format.

This could be printed out and laminated but I usually give my students a printout of the first pages and they cut out the text boxes and arrange them appropriately. I have included some red herrings such as incorrect text alignment and unsuitable salutations and closures.

I have included my suggestion of the correct layout on the third page.

Level
L2
L1
English
Functional English - writing
Functional English - reading
General literacy / English
ICT
Developing, presenting and communicating information
Context
Retail Hospitality Customer service

The worksheets can be used as seems appropriate for your learners. My method was for learners to identify the seasons and write the names beneath the pictures – I had put them on the board in a random order for learners to be able to use first and second letter recognition to match the words and pictures.

The days of the week sheet was used as a recapping tool – learners insert the first letter, then fold at the dotted line and write them out again. This was followed by a Q and A session on ‘what do you do on…’ to get learners talkiing about activities.

Level
E1
M8
Pre-entry
Rw/M8.3
Rw/M8.2
Ww/M8.2
Wt/M8.4
Ww/M8.1
Rtc/M8.3
Ws/M8.1
Rs/M8.1
ESOL
ESOL Writing
ESOL Reading

This wonderful pack of differentiated resources is ideal for mixed ability classes from Entry 1 through to Level 2. It takes the learner through:

  • the layout of formal and informal letters
  • formal and informal language
  • typical vocabulary for formal letters
  • sentences and paragraphs
  • writing a range of letters
  • revision and/or assessment exercises

Includes writing prompts, task sheets, matching /sorting cards, and a many cut and stick exercises.

Fully mapped to the Functional English writing criteria.

Level
E1
E2
E3
L1
L2
English
Functional English - writing
Apply punctuation and capitalisation
Organise and present text structure
Plan, compose and draft
Use language style and purpose
Context
Business & Money management
Employment skills & Public services

Label the House is a beautiful labelling (or cut and stick) activity for preEntry-Entry 1 Lit and ESOL. Also makes a great starting point for preEntry discussion about words, images, names of familiar objects etc.

Editor’s note Oct 2013
Thumbnail picture added to description above and minor edits to the original 2008 resource including: font change; removal of an extra, unneeded labelling box; and adjustment to one labelling arrow pointing to the letterbox.

Level
E1
M8
M7
English
AL Rw/E1.1
Pre-entry
Rw/M8.3
Rw/M7.3
Ww/M8.1
Rtc/M8.3
Wt/M8.1
Wt/M7.2
Rtc/M7.1
ESOL
ESOL Rw/E1.1a